Paul Ryan launches effort to defend budget, GOP presidential field in Iowa Staff
Posted: Aug 09, 2011 1:12 PM
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday made a foray into the GOP presidential race by asking for donations to launch ads in Iowa defending his 2012 budget.

In an email through his political organization, the Prosperity Project, Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, also asked the GOP presidential field to support the budget. Ryan is pushing back against a campaign led this week in Iowa by the Democratic National Committee to frame GOP presidential candidates as extremists.